Hello Bicycle

Anna Brones, Hello Bicycle: An Inspired Guide To the Two-Wheeled Life. New York: Crown Publishing Group, 185 pp. $11.40

I got my first bicycle when I was six years old. It’s been over forty years since I learned how to ride a bike. These days, taking a long ride is one of the most enjoyable things I do.

Hello Bicycle: An Inspired Guide to the Two-Wheeled Life, by Anna Brones explores the many-faceted world of cycling. The first thing that readers will notice is the extraordinary layout of the book. The book not only has a nice feel; it is loaded with creative artwork that only adds to the content.

Second, this is a practical book. Beginning, intermediate and advanced cyclists will benefit from Brone’s cycling wisdom. A quick glance at the table of contents provides a good overview of the author’s strategy:

  • Why Bicycles?
  • What Do I Need to Know to Ride?
  • Taking Care of Your Bicycle
  • Biking For All Activities
  • Essential Provisions
  • More Than Just a Ride

Much of the material is very basic, so beginning riders will profit the most from this work. However, the author also includes some excellent ideas for nutrition and even adds some favorites recipes that all riders will benefit from.

Hello Bicycle is a fun read that should be devoured by anyone who spends time in a saddle. Good work, Anna Brones!